Police have reiterated a warning about a series of sleight-of-hand offences that have been reported across the state, and are seeking public help to locate the two men responsible.
On Friday, police warned that two men had obtained money by deception on Thursday 22 June at several businesses in Angaston, before moving on to a hotel at Murray Street, Nuriootpa.
Police believe the same men were involved in similar incidents in the Gawler area on Tuesday, 21 June.
It has now come to light that about 9.15pm on Thursday 22 June, the same two men used the same process to pocket a large sum of cash at a business in Renmark.
Through sleight-of-hand and distraction, the men confused staff and obtained more cash than they changed. On a number of occasions they exchanged $2000 in $100 notes.
The men are aged in their early to mid 20s, of Mediterranean appearance, short with skinny builds and with light brown, short hair.
One man was wearing a black, matching Adidas tracksuit with blue writing/pattern. The other man was wearing a black hooded Adidas jumper and blue jeans. Both were wearing black Adidas baseball caps. The men are believed to have spoken with German accents.
Police would like to remind businesses to be vigilant and exercise caution when people are asking for change of large sums of cash.
It is recommended staff refer people seeking to change large amounts of cash to banks, where there are appropriate cash handling procedures in place.
Police are examining CCTV and are seeking two suspects, pictured below.
Anyone with information about this offence is asked to please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report on-line at https://crimestopperssa.com.au
All information can be provided anonymously and will be treated in the strictest confidence.
Police would like to speak to these men in connection with these incidents: